Pop Culture

Celebrity Cook-Off's Taylor Dayne wins hearts with matzah ball soup


Taylor Dayne

I happen to think “Leslie Wunderman” would’ve been a fine stage name, conjuring up images of a sort of Jewish Wonderwoman, but I guess ‘90s pop star Taylor Dayne didn’t agree.

The Superficial's moronically hateful coverage of Tila Tequila's conversion to Judaism


Tila Tequila

Let’s get the meat of the gossip out of the way: Reality show star Tila Tequila (real name: Tila Nguyen) is converting to Judaism.

Shit Jewish girls don't actually say


First of all, enough with the “Shit [Insert Group Here] Say” videos.

MTV After Hours: Putting Scarlett Johansson and Matt Damon to the test


Hanukkah may be over until next year, but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy some of the best Hanukkah video goodies the Internet has to offer.

Are lists of "hot" Jewish women kosher?


Sarah Silverman on Complex.com's list of Hot Jewish Women

This week on the Sisterhood, Naomi Zeveloff wrote:

Gali Girls ad promotes questionable "Jewish values"


Gali Girls

The creators of the Gali Girls Chanukah video want you to think it's funny.

Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger: Jewess With a Bad Attitude?


Patti Stanger of Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker

Is there such thing as being a Jewess with too much attitude? Increasingly, it looks like the answer may be yes, and the evidence is in Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger.

Remembering Kitty Carlisle Hart


If ever there was an unofficial Queen of New York City, Kitty Carlisle Hart was it.

Black and Jewish: “Got a Star of David on my Grill”


I’m not usually a fan of parodies. That’s not to say I don’t like humor – au contraire! But like Leah once wrote for JWA, I, too, often find parodies to be uncreative, offensive or both. Still, even I was taken in by the latest pop culture parody to hit the web.

Amy Winehouse dead at 27


Amy Winehouse

Today British singer Amy Winehouse passed away at the age of 27. She was found dead in her home in London. The cause of death is yet unknown, but considering Amy Winehouse's very public struggle with substance abuse and mental illness, there is an almost universal assumption that her death was somehow substance-related.


Rising Voices


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